At Back to Health Chiropractic, we recognize that your choice of a chiropractor in Southern Maine is driven both by the chiropractor's competency and personality. When searching for chiropractic treatment, you need a chiropractor who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Back to Health Chiropractic every day. Our staff works together as a team to ensure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
Dr. Marc Dupuis
Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Clinic Director of Back to Health Chiropractic PC
Dr. Marc Dupuis, originally from southern Connecticut, relocated with his family to Sanford, Maine as a youth where he attended local schools and graduated from Sanford High School. Dr. Dupuis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maine at Orono, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Following his graduation from UMaine, he realized his passion was to work with people and health care seemed like a natural fit to combine his background in science and research while helping people achieve optimum health. While preparing to attend graduate school in an allopathic medical program, Dr. Dupuis gained hands on experience with patient care while working as an Emergency Medical Technician. It was during this time as an EMT that he developed back pain as a result of repetitive lifting of patients. Dr. Dupuis decided to see his family’s chiropractor and after one visit, he felt significant relief! Perhaps what was more surprising was that after a few visits he noticed improvements in his running and biking. This experience prompted Dr. Dupuis to shift his academic plans and attend graduate school at New York Chiropractic College. The Chiropractic Philosophy of helping individuals achieve health naturally without the use of drugs or surgery and its role in performance improvement of athletes resonated well with Dr. Dupuis’ own views on health.
In 2003, Dr. Dupuis graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York Chiropractic College, in Seneca Falls, New York.
Dr. Dupuis completed his intership at the Camp Geiger School of Infantry & the Camp LeJune Naval Hosptial, both located within the Camp LeJune United States Marine Base, Jacksonville, NC.
In the winter of 2004, Dr. Dupuis was pleased to return to Maine where opened his practice, Back to Health Chiropractic, focusing on family care, athletic performance, injury prevention/treatment and rehabilitation.
Dr. Dupuis had the privilege to study Elite Sports Science at the United States Olympic training center in Lake Placid, New York.
Since the summer of 2007, Dr. Dupuis has functioned as Team Chiropractor for the Sanford Mainer’s Baseball Team, part of the New England College Baseball League.
Recently, Dr. Dupuis served as chiropractor for the United States Bobsled & Skeleton Teams at the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York & in Washington DC for the NCAA National Tae Kwon Do Championships.
Since 2003, Dr. Dupuis has dedicated numerous hours of continuing education on the topics of whole food nutrition, therapeutic herbs and nutrition counseling.
In November of 2011, Dr. Dupuis earned the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™). The CCSP® certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120 hour postgraduate program. This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. Following the completion of these hours, the doctor must then take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination.
In February of 2015 Dr. Dupuis earned the postgraduate designation of International Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Dr. Dupuis is a certified Impulse Instrument adjusting chiropractor and is certified in the Webster Technique for pregnant patients. Dr. Dupuis also has advanced training in the application of Kinesio Tape.
Dr. Dupuis enjoys leading an active lifestyle in various outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, running, skiing and surfing. He regularly competes in triathlons. Dr. Dupuis is a seven-time half Iron distance finisher and is a two time finisher at Ironman Lake Placid. Dr. Dupuis is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association's Sports Council, International Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Associate, Kennebunk Beach Triathlon Club, Maine Chiropractic Association, Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce..
Laura Gemas, CA
Laura is the Office Manager at Back to Health Chiropractic P.C. Laura has been a Chiropractic Assistant since 2011. She grew up in Chiropractic Care as her uncle was a chiropractor in Hampton, NH. Laura enjoys working with patients in all aspects of their care. She resides in Lebanon with her husband Scott and their two boys Keegan and Logan.
Michelle Hamme, CA
Michelle is a Front Desk & Chiropractic Assistant at Back to Health Chiropractic who joined the team in June of 2021. She graduated from Penn State University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in world literature. Michelle loves meeting new patients and helping them on their way to feeling and living better! She lives in Alfred with her husband Brandon and their kitten, Bristol.